Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Fictional Boarding Schools

It is time again for Top Ten Tuesday! Since we had some free-reign this week, we have decided to go 
with Top Ten Boarding School Stories (also known as we are jealous we went to public schools 
and not magical high schools), since September and back to school time is on the horizon. As
always, a big thanks to the *GREAT* bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT.

Grad Student:
1.   Night School by C. J. Daugherty.
2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. A classic boarding school shenanigan story.
3.     The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
Crazy Camper:
4.     The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson- London boarding school (with charm forever).
5.     The Magicians by Lev Grossman- boarding school but creepy and actually not a place I want to be
6.    The Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow (book 2 on).
Goosie Mama:
7.    HP, baby - hands down. (HP=Harry Potters, for the uninitiated)
8.    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- It's sort of a boarding school/orphanage, right??
9.    Fallen by Lauren Kate - because it STARTED THIS BLOG
10.  Looking for Alaska - Sorry, gotta keep John Green involved with all Top Tens!!

Night School (Night School, #1)The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

What is your TTT this week about? Share!

For more on these reads see our reviews of  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by
 E. Lockhart The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, the Vampire Academy series by 
Richelle Mead (here and here, too), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
 (Crazy Camper's ReviewGoosie Mama's review), Looking for Alaska by John Green,
 and the Fallen series Torment Passion and Rapture by Lauren Kate.


  1. I love books set in boarding schools! And Vampire Academy, one of my favorite series. If you haven't read it yet, you should try the Covenant series, it's great! ~Pam

    1. I have NOT! I am looking into this series immediately.

  2. Boarding school settings are very popular today! I love them, too, and you've mentioned some of my faves: The Shades of London series, Miss Peregrine's and, of course, HP.

    Happy TTT!

  3. I loved Charlotte Sometimes, about a girl at a boarding school in England who finds herself periodically going back in time to 1918, where she's a girl everyone thinks is named Clare.

  4. Great list! I've gone for schools this week as well. (Although all schools, not just boarding schools.) Great to see John Green in yours as well - Paper Towns is in mine.

    Check mine out here if you'd like to.

  5. Harry Potter would have been on my school list too. Good picks!

    My TTT.

  6. HOW DID I MISS THIS TTT??????? Also, I'm now, like every time I remember it, dying to reread The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. One of my all time favorite books!

  7. So I feel like a total toolbag for not having read ANY of these books on your list, but I hear that Night School and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks are wonderful. Miss Peregrine's has been on my to-reads list for quite some time but it's just one of those books that I always seem to forget about when I'm making new purchases.


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